Advancing Water Stewardship in Mining – from the site to the catchment, a presentation by Dr. Nadja Kunz, is co-sponsored by UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues and CIRDI on March 14.
Nadja is an assistant professor at the Liu Institute and at UBC’s NBK Institute of Mining Engineering. She works at the interface of research and practice to resolve private sector water challenges, with a focus on the mining and resources sector.
“Water management challenges are intensifying for the global mining sector due to a range of economic, environmental and societal pressures including: increased competition between water users, growing water scarcity, and heightened acknowledgement of the human right to water access and sanitation,” said Nadja. “More than ever, it is imperative for mining operations to optimize water efficiency within the mine lease, but to likewise conserve regional water systems while promoting water provision for the societies that depend on them. Balancing complex trade-offs between competing water needs creates immense research challenges and demands a unique interdisciplinary approach.”
In her presentation Nadja will provide an overview of her evolving research program, which focuses on developing new tools and frameworks to improve collaborative decision-making by governments, communities and industry towards more sustainable water allocation and efficient water use.
Please join us for:
Advancing Water Stewardship in Mining – from the site to the catchment
Tuesday March 14, 12 noon-1:30 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC